Over the years, Asia, Europe and a host of tropical islands have been the favorites for honeymooners the world over. The sands of time are shifting. African destinations are rising to the top for luxury and adventure conscious honeymooners.
With the rugged beauty, amazing lodges, warm people and amazing wildlife experiences, the African continent offers unparalleled opportunities for honeymoons of a lifetime. The world over, couples are seeking out the path less less trodden.
Here are five destinations that have been catching the eyes of honeymooners the world over.
1. South Africa
The rainbow nation is a godsend for any traveler. With wonderful food, wine, beaches, mountains, and hip vibrant cities. It will change you definition of beauty! If not for the honeymoon, South Africa is one destination that out to be on your bucket list. Enjoy lazy picnics in the Cape winelands, hike the Cape Peninsula, watch the famous table cloth descent upon Table mountain and drive the beautiful Garden Route.
From horse riding across huge swaths of pristine lands, to the best safaris on earth, the memories made in South Africa will be remembered for a lifetime. When you have had your fill of scenery and culture, you can visit some of the best safari parks in the world. Certainly a fantastic option to celebrate your future together.
Mozambique boasts of exotic flora and fauna, crystal clear waters and some of the most luxurious resorts. If you are looking for a relaxed beach style honeymoon, then Mozambique with fabulous cuisine and gorgeous beaches should be on the top of your list.
Take in the Consider Manta Reef at Inhambane and if you are lucky you can cement your life together with a sighting of one of the most graceful and elusive rays on the planet.
Among the unforgettable experiences you can enjoy here include scuba diving, take a boat ride to the offshore islands (sometimes uninhabited!). Ride a bike across the sand dunes and enjoy an amazing sunset while you are it. Hitchhike on boleias – a kind of vehicle that will allow you enjoy the scenery and you move around. Mozambique will open your eyes to a totally different kind of life. One you two will live to tell tales of.
From the wildlife diversity, luxurious beach resorts to the renowned Maasais, Kenya has something to offer everyone and especially honeymooners. Kenya has long been synonymous with African safaris – sharing with Tanzania one of the wonders of the modern world, the Wildebeest migration.
Combine all manner of wildlife experience, with some of the most luxurious resorts and tented camps in Africa and you have a recipe for a magical honeymoon. The stunning scenery of the Great Rift Valley, the volcanoes of Hell’s Gate National Park and the Crater Laker Game Sanctuary, should also not be discounted, but the rustic “outpost chic” islands of Lamu will make the perfect conclusion to your honeymoon adventure.
Morocco is a dream come true for honeymooners. If you’ve always dreamed of trekking through the desert on camel back, drinking tea with the Berbers, or simply lounging in some of the most luxurious beach resorts. Morocco is the place to be.
Gaze at a million stars on an open sky night in the desert, hike the Atlas Mountains with their pristine beauty. Get lost shopping in the medinas – narrow and labyrinthine towns. Morocco mixes mystery and magic, with a hint of exotic spice in the air. The cuisine here will simply blow your mind!
The beauty of Morocco lies not only in its environmental diversity but also in the activities you can enjoy. Explore Marrakech – a modern mix of Moroccan international culture with an offering of the best cuisine the world has to offer. The city has a chaotic yet chic atmosphere that will leave you two love birds yearning for more.
Truth be told, most people cannot point at Namibia on a map of Africa! Yet hidden therein is a gem, beauty unparalleled. Namibia is on the southwestern coast of Africa with the Atlantic Ocean on the west, Angola and Zambia in the north, South Africa in the south and Botswana in the east. It consists mainly of the hot Namib desert making it one of the least densely populated countries in the world.
Namibia offers honeymooners a different experience. Yes you might see the Big Five wildlife, but it’s true beauty lies in the natural pristine beauty and amazing tribes. The sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Enjoy camel or bike rides across the desert and visit some of the ancient tribes that have made the unforgiving desert their home.
Experience a couples sunrise on one of the ever shifting sand dunes. One experience that will transform your life.
The beaches are as pristine as the dunes, with wildlife such as seals. You can take a plane ride a enjoy the whole view from the top, or make the trek. Given, Namibia is not for the faint of heart, even among regular travelers. Yet in the pristine beauty lies the magic that will solidify your bond for your life together.
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